Mnuchin and Pompeo Pondered Plan to Use the 25th Amendment to Eliminate Trump After Jan.6: Book

Top former helpers President TrumpDonald Trump House Freedom Caucus Elects Rep. Scott Perry as New President Meadows ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’ with Trump, Jan. 6 Panel On The Money – Biden Closes Infrastructure Week MORE he pondered a plan to use the 25th Amendment to remove him from office after the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol, according to a new book.

Jonathan Karl of ABC News writes in “Betrayal” that then-Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin spoke with other members of the Cabinet, including the then Secretary of State. Mike pompeoMike Pompeo Alyssa Farah Says She Believes Pence Will Run For President In 2024 Watchdog Cites 13 Trump Officials Who Violated Hatch Act Before 2020 Election Trump Leads In Hypothetical 2024 Republican Primary: Poll MORE about trying to remove Trump from office through Amendment 25, according to excerpts published by MSNBC.

Karl, during an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” early Monday, said Pompeo “asked for a legal analysis of the 25th Amendment and how it would work,” but the idea was “quickly scrapped” the next day once officials acknowledged. how difficult the way for such an effort would be, namely, as then Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVos Republicans See Education As Winning Issue After Virginia McAuliffe Successes Launch New Ad Against Youngkin Over Education Biden DOJ Tries To Protect DeVos From Deposition In Student Loan Lawsuit MORE and then Secretary of Transportation Elaine chaoElaine Chao saluting FOIA on her birthday, House passes bill to strengthen authority of federal watchdogs Biden at Senator John Warner’s funeral: He ‘gave me confidence’ MORE they were resigning.

“It would not be fast enough and it would be subject to legal challenges,” Karl said on MSNBC.

“But in the hours after the riot, there were high-level conversations about this,” he emphasized.

Karl attributes the report to “a source familiar with the conversations” and told MSNBC hosts that his story is “rock solid.”

He said that despite multiple attempts to contact Pompeo or Mnuchin to confirm the story, he had not received any communication, until he mentioned the story to Trump.

During his last interview for the book, Karl asked the former president why the two men wouldn’t deny the story if it weren’t true.

Karl told MSNBC hosts that a few hours after that interview, he received the statement through Pompeo’s spokesperson, Rolling Stone reports.

“Pompeo, through a spokesman, denied that there have ever been talks about invoking the 25th Amendment,” according to Rolling Stone.

In the wake of the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol, reports emerged that administration officials discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment, but it did not materialize. Instead, the House impeached the president a second time days after the riots, and the president exhausted his term in the White House.

Finally he was acquitted by the Senate.

Karl’s book will be published on Tuesday.

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